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Vote for Changes to Constitution & Bylaws

The AMA Knoxville Board of Directors has finalized recent changes to the Constitution & Bylaws, which we're presenting to the chapter membership for your approval. Please check out the summary of changes here, then review the full revised version, and cast your vote below!

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Summary of Changes

Formatting

  • Changed font to Arial to adhere to brand guidelines.
  • Changed Section numbers from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals for clarity. (I to 1, II to 2, etc.)

Constitution

  • Updated organization name to AMA Knoxville.
  • Art. II - Purpose, Sec. 1, Purposes: Removed space between 501 and (c).
  • Art. IV - Membership, Sec. 4: Broadened non-discrimination clause to include non-discrimination against color, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation and military status.
  • Art. V - Annual Election, Sec. 3, Nominations by Chapter Membership: Changed number of petition signers from "2% or 10 (whichever is greater)" to only "2%."
  • Art. VII - Financial Policies, Sec. 1: Removed space between 501 and (c).
  • Art. VII - Financial Policies, Sec. 3: Changed Financial Standing Committee's role in deciding use of reserve fund to "advice" instead of "approval."

Bylaws
 

  • Art. I - Chapter Focus, Sec 1: Updated to "marketing student(s)" (plural) to reflect that we now usually award more than one scholarship.
  • Art. IV - Nomination and Election Procedures, Sec. 2: Updated clause to show procedure and deadlines based on American Marketing Association requirements.
    • Must send proposed slate to members by Jan. 15.
    • Process for nominations by members.
    • Changed number of petition signers from "2% or 10 (whichever is greater)" to only "2%."
    • Election ballots must be distributed to members by Feb. 1.
    • Candidates must run individually, not as a slate, with write-in options for each position.
    • Election must be completed by Mar. 1.
  • Art. VII - Administration, Sec. 2: Added "Luncheons" to meetings that are open to members with a minimum of six per year.
  • Website Policy: Changed "KAMA" to "Chapter" and updated website address.
  • Added line to indicate date that bylaws were approved by the Board of Directors.
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